The 15 tracks on disc one of Madacy's budget compilation Happy Days of Rock 'n' Roll 50s do not provide adequate representation of these artists at their best. Unfortunately all the tracks have been re-recorded and should be avoided. If you're looking for the original versions of classics from the era like "All I Have to Do Is Dream" (the Everly Brothers), "Yakety Yak" (the Coasters), "Rock Around the Clock" (Bill Haley & His Comets), or "The Great Pretender" (the Platters), look into compilations available on Rhino.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell